Health & Safety

Edinburg, TX
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$13,589 ($5,165)
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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Safety is one important factor and UTPA expresses that alot. Their are posters and events enhancing that our safety is one of the many subjects they consider a priority.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I believe we have a great system of safety. I am a person who likes to go to the library to study, very safe, and walks to my vehicle and home. I do not hang out with people of violence and try to avoid trouble at all costs. The only concerned I do have, is more lighting all around campus. I know they added a new parking lot and it is very lit but there are main places, like the area in front of the Physical Educations 1&2 building that can use more light. I am overall safe. I also think that we should have a booth set up every Friday that will give out free things for safety. I heard of coasters that turn a certain color in case someone puts a drug in your drink, the rape whistle in case you needed help and I personally carry pepper spray. I know that the police on campus do not really surveillance at night after 10 but some people have work at school or class till that time, so they should be present or ready without having to say we don't go out to drive people to their cars, as it has happened once to me. But overall day time safety is at ease. The night is when they should be more aware.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The safety and security on campus is great! We can even park anywhere after 7pm just to be closer to campus :)

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Just got to take precautions

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: UTPA is a safe place, but of course there is people that take advantage of that confidence students have and disrupt that safety.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 54th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 831st
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1019th
    Safest Campuses

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Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 5
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 4
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Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 72 responses

  • 15% Walking alone
  • 13% Theft/robberies
  • 12% None
  • 10% Criminal activity near campus
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 9% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 8% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Drugs
  • 3% Excessive drinking
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 72 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 6% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 12% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 25% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 56% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 72 responses

  • 1% We have campus police?
  • 10% Not very visible.
  • 8% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 53% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 28% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 72 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 21% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 50% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 29% Extremely safe and secure on campus.


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